JA Apparel Corp., the company that owns the Joseph Abboud brands, is continuing its shift from manufacturer to brand manager with the announcement of three major licensing deals.
The initiatives are with Modextil Inc. for sportswear, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. for neckwear and Ike Behar for dress shirts. The moves will enable the company to focus on its heritage clothing business, which it manufactures domestically.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"